Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Have you been searching for the perfect foundation,powder and concealer?
In the world of beauty and cosmetics,the choices seem endless.
I've been working in the cosmetic industry over 5 years,and have been obsessed with makeup for many years beyond that!
I've had the opportunity to try hundreds of different foundations,concealers and powders throughout the years.
It seems to me as there is no one "perfect" product,it takes lots of trial and error to discover what works best for your skin tone and type.
Many products are aimed at a specific skin type; (I.E.Normal,Dry,Combo,Oily)
and certain ingredients work better for those targeted groups.
Skin care is of the most utmost importance in achieving flawless skin.
Regardless of the makeup and coverage,you need to prep the skin completely to get a smooth finish.
For Drier skin,one should apply a hydrating serum.
For Oily Skin,one should apply a mattifying primer to resist oil production.
Everyone gets darkness and puffiness under the eyes,so using an eye cream with caffeine and optical diffusers will help to brighten,deflect darkness,and reduce bags.

Here are some of my personal favorite products i've tried on myself and countless clients,which will be broken down by category.

Read after the jump to find out my Makeup Artist's Secret Products!


For great coverage,flawless finish foundations


Studio Fix Fluid

Studio Sculpt

Studio Tech

Giorgio Armani

Luminous Silk Foundation

Christian Dior

Capture Totale Liquid


Full Coverage Foundation


Smooth Indulgence Foundation


Camera Ready Foundation


Glamour Creme

Cinema Secrets

Creme foundation

Laura Mercier

Silk Creme Foundation

Creme Smooth Foundation


Colorstay Liquid


To be dusted on top to set foundation,or use alone.

Smashbox Halo

Illamasqua Powder Foundation

M.A.C Studio Fix

M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish

NARS Powder Foundation

Chanel Double Perfection

Laura Mercier Mineral Powder


To brighten,camouflage & smooth

M.A.C Studio Finish/Select cover

Graftobian Glamour Creme

Benefit Boing

Bobbi Brown correctors (Light peach,peach)

Amazing Cosmetics concealer

Chanel Correcteur Perfection

These are all tried & true for me..Most of the products do photograph well and work good as HD foundations,aside from a select few.
I hope you enjoyed my compilation,in a later post I will provide descriptions and links!

What are your favorite base products?

I'd love to know!

Sarah Nikole

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